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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 256)
“DURATION FOR COMMUNICATION OF INJURY BY WORKERS TO AVOID LOSS OF COMPENSATION IN ANY WORKPLACE IN NIGERIA.”

Employee, workers, staff, contract staff, permanent and temporal staff of any government or private sector are all protected and to be paid for injury/disease/death sustained because of their work. Where an employee has such injury he must communicate same to his employer through a manager, supervisor or agent in charge of the place of work within 14 days. Where such employee is dead, then his dependants must make the communication. The communication must contain the name of the employee, time and place of event as well as the nature and cause of same in simple language.
Where an employee or his dependants fail to make such communication, they are prohibited from making any claims for compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Act. The Board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund May still allow such employee/his dependants to make claims where the board believes that the employer of such employee is aware of the incident and has not been prejudiced and the employee sufficiently described his disease or injury.

My authorities are sections 4(1) and (4), 73 and 74 of the Employees’ Compensation Act, 2010.



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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 157)
“Who Pays For Properties Damaged or Lost In A Riot In Nigeria”.

Most times, where there is a riot, properties are damaged, stolen and lost. It is not the duty of owners of such properties to suffer and pay for the effect of a riot. Rather Government pays compensation to owners of such properties. The compensation is subject to the consent of the Minister of Finance.

My authority is the Riot (Damages) Act, 1963.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 65)

It is a Land Use and Allocation Committee and not any court, that has jurisdiction to entertain any dispute as to amount of compensation calculated.

See section 30 of Land Use Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 63)

No matter the size, location and long ownership of your land, no government will compensate you for your land if it compulsorily acquires it. Rather government shall compensate for unexhausted improvements/developments on such land, like buildings, crops, fence, well and installations, etc.

See section 29 of Land Use Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 62)

Although State High Courts have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain cases of land disputes and none payment of compensation, there is NO court in Nigeria that has power and jurisdiction to entertain any case on adequacy of compensation to be paid or paid over a compulsorily acquired land by government.

See, Sections 39 and 47 of Land Use Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 51)

Employees’ Compensation Act applies to all employers and employees in Nigeria whether Public or Private sector, not-minding the number of employees an employer has. Only the Nigerian Army is exempted.
Ensure your employer is registered with the NIGERIA SOCIAL INSURANCE TRUST FUND to be protected and duly compensated.

See, Sections 2 and 3 of the Employees’ Compensation Act,2010.

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Can government demolish my house and take my land without compensation? Yes, government can demolish your house and take your land! Albeit, government will compensate you for all your expenditure on the land in certain circumstances.  The circumstances and steps therein will be theme of this piece.  I advise you to get a copy of the Land Use Act of 1978 from any bookshop to understand and appreciate land contracts and transactions in Nigeria, as a whole. A copy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) will also help.

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